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Old 5th Nov 2010, 05:13
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I know this is probably a hard question to answer but in ASA history, do they tend to make offers to those who have had successful referee checks or do they check everyone and make a short list from there?

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Old 5th Nov 2010, 09:04
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And don't burn any old bridges either..
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 12:49
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always have a backup plan

i concur, maybe even take long service or leave without pay for 12mths, no sure thing in this game.
but give it all you've got and try and be one of the few that get through....
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Old 7th Nov 2010, 19:18
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Hey TUF, where did you go for the assessment, melb or brissy? Just curious.
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Old 7th Nov 2010, 21:59
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in melbourne mate. what about yourself? have you heard anything more?
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 01:51
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I did mine in melb as well. No i haven't heard anything yet. But like what they said, referees wouldn't be contacted if you didn't pass the assessment. I guess we just have to hang on a little bit longer.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 05:19
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At least your references have been contacted, mine haven't been yet :P But maybe they are doing Melbourne people first since your assessment days were like 3-4 weeks ago, Brisbane's first assessment day was only 3 weeks ago this Wednesday. That's what I'm hoping at least :P Congratulations tho! Hopefully I'll be joining you soon enough
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 06:25
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Hi all,

One of mine was contacted last week. Havent heard anything since though. The waiting is a killer.

Good luck to all
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 01:13
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The waiting is killing meeeeeeeee..... Still haven't had my references contacted either....
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 12:45
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Get use to the waiting
But don't worry too much Fatty, they sort everything out very strangely. Unless you have heard that you're definately out, you're still in the running. If they had scratched your name you would know.


Just make sure guys and girls it's what you want. Cause it's not a quick path and there's a lot of ****/obstacles along the way(that have nothing to do with the job). Thankfully (especially after plugging into the real world recently) it is worth it. I can tell you right now before you start confidence and attitude is the key. (Im sure even my good buddy enemyMig would agree)
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Old 12th Nov 2010, 23:17
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they sort everything out very strangely. Unless you have heard that you're definately out, you're still in the running.
Totally agree, however...

If they had scratched your name you would know.
Past experience is now suggesting I start to be concerned. I realise no-one has actually been advised either way yet, but, last time around the rejection emails came out about three weeks after the testing day - but what made it worse is that the successful ones were already doing the next steps of the process by then.

Believe me I'm far from a doomsday type of person, but if referees haven't been contacted by now you have to be concerned.

I'm now *so* hoping they have an even stranger system than before and that I'm wrong...
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 04:59
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new requirement to rapidly increase the training throughput....
That's what management want.

this will take time.
That's the reality.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 07:46
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I take it that still no one has heard yes or no yet?

I'm wondering if its worth sending off an email enquiring as us 'melbourne' people were told we would here in the first week of November.
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 09:05
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Some good advice above, even from fivel.

There will be times that your confidence takes a battering. Be prepared to pick yourself up and continue to hack away.

Mixed results from emailing AsA, try if you want, but don't expect a definitive answer. Remember "no news is good news".

Kinda makes it hard to make plans though...
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Old 14th Nov 2010, 23:44
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Ah ok, good to see Melbourne people haven't even heard and you were told you'd hear weeks ago (well, good for us Brisbane people sweating at least :P)

I've considered emailing ASA, but figured it would be pointless too, but the missus is getting annoyed again, and at least emailing them and getting a "we're still working on it" response counts as me doing something :P They're gonna have to at least let some people know soon tho, given a course starts Jan 4! I imagine at this stage tho, the first course will be filled with Melbourne based people who won't have the moving drama, but they'll still need to give notice at their current jobs....
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 01:06
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Hi guys,

Apologies for repeating anyone here and asking something no one may be able to answer! But I'll try anyway;

I'm expecting a phone interview in Dec/Jan. If that goes well I assume it means travelling to MEL for testing. Does anyone have any reasonable idea when I could expect the training course to begin? ie leaving current employment and moving interstate. Not counting on me getting in but the more idea I have about things the better!

Thanks.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 07:37
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I'm expecting a phone interview in Dec/Jan. If that goes well I assume it means travelling to MEL for testing. Does anyone have any reasonable idea when I could expect the training course to begin? ie leaving current employment and moving interstate. Not counting on me getting in but the more idea I have about things the better!
As a guide (but always subject to change):-

The current round are, in theory, going to fill the January, February and April courses. On that basis (and assuming no overflow from this round) one could guess the next round would be to fill courses from mid May onwards.

I would assume testing would be in MEL and BNE as it was last time.

This would of course be subject to any number of possible changes.

The GM of HR has just been awarded permanent gardening leave. Whatever this means for training/recruitment, and consequently timelines for future/planned courses is anyones guess.
Could that be the first thing to start influencing the timetable? Time will tell.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 08:37
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permanent gardening leave? will it have a big impact on the recruitment?
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 10:48
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will it have a big impact on the recruitment?
Hasn't for the last 7 years, so far.

To all those out there waiting to get in, there has been a lot of office politics for years. It is bad that this has affected you all. The actual ATC side has not had a lot of input into who is actually selected for a loooong time.

This has changed in the last few months, and about time. Actual ATCs have been included, in a positive way, in the testing. The people I know who have been a part of the testing phase are experienced ATCs, and seem (unusually) confident that they are now involved in selecting people who show an aptitude for doing ATC.

If you are selected, best of luck, work hard and you'll get there. If you don't know something or don't understand something, ask.
In Aviation in general,be it ATC, pilots,engineers,etc, we have the most finely sensitised BS detectors. We know when you don't know, come clean and we can help.
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Old 16th Nov 2010, 22:38
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References

Hello All,
FYi went to the Brisbane Testing days, my references were contacted today
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